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Come to L.A. Parent’s Special-Needs Resource Fair

L.A. Parent is hosting a resource fair for families with special needs from 12:30-5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Zimmer Children's Museum (6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100, L.A.; www.zimmermuseum.org). We hope you'll join us! Admission is free. The interactive museum will be open throughout the fair. Kids can enjoy riding in a plane, shopping in Main Street, cooking in the Blue Bagel Cafe and letting their … Read Article

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Celebrities Doin’ Good

Hollywood actors, recording artists and news anchors gathered Nov. 16 to create a charitable assembly line for kids in foster care during the third annual Celebrity Stuff-a-thon at Hotel Angeleno. The event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is presented by the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), which helps connect parents with the best family products. NAPPA partners provided the toys, … Read Article

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Baby2Baby Offers Kids in Need Some Holiday Cheer

I attended my first holiday party of the season Nov. 10 at the headquarters of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization that provides low-income children with basic necessities such as diapers, clothing and other day-to-day essentials. The headquarters were transformed into a winter wonderland where 40 tiny guests of honor were treated to an afternoon of holiday magic with crafts, refreshments, music, … Read Article

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Toxic Stress and Children’s Health

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., shows her audience of healthcare workers, therapists and community activists a photo of a bear on the screen behind her to make her point. Encountering a bear in the woods – or other serious threat – makes the human brain pump powerful stress hormones and divert blood to the large muscles of the arms and legs so we can either fight or run away. It’s supposed to be a on … Read Article